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From Acancéh, Valentin continued to follow the route of the Convents a further 25 kilometres south to the small village of Telchaquillo. Here there is little of interest, a rude church, and we passed on for another 1.5 kilometres to Mayapán. There were a few visitors at the site, the weather was good, and there was no hassle in taking photographs.

I think it valuable to keep in mind the sequence of the shift in power centres in the northern Yucatan. Starting with Oxkintok from 500 to 550 CE, authority shifted to Uxmal/Kabah, then on to Chichen Itza, and from there to Mayapán. The relevant dates for Mayapán are probably from 1200 to 1450 CE, although it would appear there is evidence of settlement here as early as 950 CE. Entry to the site is from the north. On one's right, the first ruins encountered are a platform with columns. In the distance is the Temple of the Crematorium.

Note: The archaeological site of Mayapán should not be confused with a small town of the same name 32 kilometres southeast of here in the Yucatan. Let me furnish the Google Earth geo coordinates for here: 20.37.46.71 N and 89.27.38.13 W, elevation 19 metres.

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  • Copyright: Ken Boulter (Sardonik) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 508] (1561)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-05-17
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/4, 1/1600 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-07-13 4:39
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